Who Is Support Crew For?

Tuesdee Tutorial #2:  who is Support Crew for?

So we’ve decided that on a Tuesdee, previously known as Tuesday, we’ll be answering the questions we get asked the most. Sound coolio?  So, here goes…Tuesdee Tutorial #2: Who is Support Crew for?

Short answer: (this will always be short)
1) anyone dealing with a life changing event – a Warrior.
2) their carer/caregiver/chief support person – a Support Chief.
3) their support network – their Support Crew (their friends, family, neighbours, colleagues and community) – no matter where in the world they might be.
4) their Healthcare Providers.
 
Long answer: (this will never be short)
 
So basically, Support Crew is for anyone!  
 
If you’re a Warrior, and you’re dealing with a life changing event you’ll likely to need a little bit, or a lot of help from your Support Crew.  You’ll want to start a Support Page to be able to do all of the following all in one private place:
  • let your Support Crew know how they can help
  • co-ordinate offers of help 
  • ask for the help you really need 
  • keep your Support Crew updated with how you are doing
  • manage visitors and calls
  • receive messages of support.  
Your life changing event could be health (like cancer, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, MS, sick children, depression/anxiety); life (like a new baby, multi-births, redundancy, bereavement, or divorce/separation); or nature related (like floods, earthquakes or fire).  Any time you find yourself in a situation where you need help from those around you.
 
If you’re a Support Chief, you’re the key support person that handles the jandals.  The 2IC (second in charge) who’s basically the boss of the situation.  You’ll want to start a Support Page to be able to easily:
  • access more hands to help
  • let the Support Crew know how they can help
  • co-ordinate offers of help
  • ask for the help you really need (for both the Warrior AND you – because let’s be honest – it’s important that you get the right support too)
  • keep the Support Crew updated with how the Warrior AND you are doing
  • manage visitors and calls 
  • promote others to ‘admins’ to help you manage the page
  • promote other ‘admins’ so they can invite other groups of friends/family to the Support Page which you might not have direct access too.  For instance, the work colleague to invite all the colleagues, the school friend to invite all the old class mates etc.
If you’re part of the Support Crew, whether you’re a friend, family member, colleague, neighbour etc, you’ll want to know exactly how you can help the Warrior and the Support Chief.  Now, let’s be honest, without something like the Support Crew platform, knowing how to help can be REALLY HARD!  So you’ll want to be invited onto a Support Page so you can easily:
  • know exactly how you can help 
  • let everyone know which requests for help you’ll take care of
  • make an offer of help if you have a particular support superpower 
  • know how your Warrior is doing
  • know whether your Warrior wants visitors or phone calls
  • send messages of support 
 If you’re part of a Healthcare Provider and part of a Warriors’ healthcare team, your job might actually be to help arrange support and help for a Warrior – such as transport, accommodation, meals.   So having access to setting up a Support Page for a Warrior might help make your job easier by:
  • accessing more hands to help
  • reducing time taken to arrange support 
  • providing greater access to a wider range of support
  • providing a platform that allows Warriors to self-sufficiently arrange the support they need
 So now you can see now why we say Support Crew makes it easy to give and get a hand!  For everyone!
 
Class dismissed.